Survival is the key for February

Hi everyone, here we are heralding the second month of a new year already. I hope all of you over in the northern half of the world haven’t been too cold and are holding up. Down here in New Zealand, if we didn’t have hot, dry days, then it was bucketing down with humid downpours!! This month I decided to select a theme for the review posts and as you can see above, I selected the broad and vast, “survival.”

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Fairy tales and me

Hi everyone, I hope this month has treated everyone fairly. This year has sped by so quickly it feels strange to see people preparing for Christmas!! My oldest niece turns seven this week!! I still can’t believe it since it feels as if it was yesterday when she was a giggling baby!! Today’s post is a bit of a present for her as she loves her fairy tales just like I did when I was her age!

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The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Hi there, this last post for the month is a mystery read that had me captivated at every page. It was also one of the few books I had managed to take out from my library before New Zealand went into lockdown in March so I ended up reading it at least three times!! See what you think…

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Zane and the hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Hi everyone, this first review post features one of the worst natural disasters to hit North America in these modern times: Hurricane Katrina. If you like me were curious as to why it was claimed as ‘the worst’ this book will be able to give you some of the answers…

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Mysteries for art lovers

Hi all, and so the end of March has arrived! And with it so has autumn to Auckland. As I drive to work I can see the leaves on the trees turning into yellows and oranges; almost like a piece of artwork! Which is why this last post is dedicated to mysteries surrounding thefts of famous art works. So if you think you know art, (I don’t know that much by the way!) have a read of these stories here!!

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Travis Delaney Investigates series by Kevin Brooks

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying this adventure into the world of mystery reads!! This week’s post is about a young boy detective and the crazy adventures he finds himself in. If you enjoy reading stories in more than one installment, look no further, and delve into these books!!

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Mystery reads this March

Hi everyone, March has arrived!! The seasons are shifting here in New Zealand and you can feel a slight chill in the evenings. Autumn is on it’s way. This month my reviews will feature some contemporary mystery reads for your pleasure. Sounds like what your tween needs? Then read on…

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Four diverse fantasy series to enjoy

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed my previous list of titles. This next post is also in the form of a list for your perusal. The titles this week all have some element of fantasy mixed in with adventure. Mythology, folklore and legends all combine in a delectable treat here for you!

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